Romagna Sangiovese and Albana – Cinderella grapes


See also our video interview with Walter published today. 

For wine commentators in Italy, the beginning of each year is traditionally dominated by an endless range of vintage presentations. The first is Valpolicella with Amarone in January, followed by Chianti Classico around mid February, in conjunction with Vino Nobile and Brunello di Montalcino. In recent years more and more Italian producer associations have followed suit, which has led to literally weeks of back-to-back tastings because the concept is beguilingly simple: pick a date, preferably immediately before or after the Tuscan anteprima, hire a space, invite a large gathering of national...